Florida's Uniform Crime Reports Research Paper by Nicky

Florida's Uniform Crime Reports
This paper examines the violent crime and property crime rates in the state of Florida for five consecutive years.
# 149442 | 1,776 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2011 in Criminology (General)


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Description:

This paper examines five consecutive years of statistics for two crime index offenses of violent crime and property crime in Florida, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The paper explains that violent crime includes murder and non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, while property crime denotes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. The paper also compares trends reported in Florida to those the UCR notes nationwide. The paper includes color graphs and a huge amount of resource material.

Outline:
Uniform Crime Reports
History
Violent Crime
Property Crime

From the Paper:

"The Uniform Crime Reports Web page (2009) published on the Federal Bureau of Investigation website purports that during 1927, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) formed the Committee on Uniform Crime Records to create a system for gathering uniform police statistics. Two years later, in 1929, IACP determined to create the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program to relate reliable, uniform crime statistics for the United States (US). In 1930, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officially began the task of collecting, publishing, and archiving those crime statistics (The uniform crime..., N.d.; Uniform crime..., 2009). "Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States" (Uniform crime..., 2009, 1). To present a view of crime in the U.S., the FBI compiles data that various city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily submit. The monthly crime reports the agencies submit to a centralized storehouse within their particular state utilize uniform offense definitions.
"To develop the UCR, the Committee on Uniform Crime Records initially determined that the number of offenses that law enforcement recognized, even if no arrest ensued, would constitute the most appropriate measure of criminality reported. After this, the Committee members assessed various crimes, based on "their seriousness, frequency of occurrence, pervasiveness in all geographic areas of the country, and likelihood of being reported to law enforcement" (The uniform crime..., N.d., APPENDIX I, 1)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (2008). Understanding Florida's UCR data. Retrieved July 11, 2009 from http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/685508bc-ce34-4423b867-827ed0dc6fac/datahistory.aspx
  • Hanley, Matt. (2009). Naperville's crime rate up, but still low. Naperville Sun, The (IL). Retrieved July 13, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1 128F26EE753542F8.html
  • UCR crime statistics prepared by the: The disaster center. (2008). The Disaster Center.Retrieved July 10, 2009 from http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/flcrime.htm
  • United States Department of Justice. (2006). Property crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved July 10, 2009 from http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_04/offenses_reported/property_crime/index.html
  • United States Department of Justice (N.d.). The uniform crime reporting (UCR) program. The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved July 10, 2009 from http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/guidelines/guidelines.htm#dataquality

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APA Format

Florida's Uniform Crime Reports (2011, December 14) Retrieved May 10, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/florida-uniform-crime-reports-149442/

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"Florida's Uniform Crime Reports" 14 December 2011. Web. 10 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/florida-uniform-crime-reports-149442/>

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